The art of glitter that calms children? And develops skills? Yes! Blowing activities can be calming breaks for children, and they aid in the development of eye muscles as well as concentration.
This is an awesome art activity that kids enjoy! It is possible to use glitter art at any time of the year.
As an occupational therapist, I particularly utilize this during the holidays… during which children are really enthusiastic.
It’s helpful for kids to be excited about a celebration or party celebration. Also, a break is coming up from school! It’s a fun art activity to use in the classroom. You can even do it as a craft at your home.
If you are a frequent user of breaks for your brain This one can help you relax and helps organize the brain and nervous system.
The kids are always focused and quiet during this art project! It aids in developing concentration skills.
Plus it requires a stable shoulder, which helps to strengthen the eye muscles. What better way to build the muscles required to complete daily tasks while making an awesome craft? !
What can The Glitter Art Project Help Kids Relax increase concentration and strengthen Eye and Shoulder Muscles? !
The mouth is an important organ of our nerve systems. Proven Oral Sensory Activity provides an in-depth explanation and additional oral sensory activities.
A specific mouthful can be calming and organizes children. When you include deep breathingto it, it’s even more soothing!
Activities like blowing and sucking aid in working the eye muscles together to concentrate. Fun (and bizarre) fact!
The straw demands more effort by the mouth. Additionally, it provides the eyes a clearer vision target.
The shoulder muscles support the hand and keep the straw to a stable position. After that, it’s moved slowly around in order to blow the glitter on the glue.
Focusing the eye muscles together helps them perform better in assignments in school. Eye muscles must collaborate while looking around a space, reading, looking close to far (and close to far,) etc.
Get Ready to go on the Glitter Art Project for Kids
There are many glittery craft ideas but this is one I like the best. It combines a relaxing method of sensory stimulation and method of building muscles!
An excellent occupational therapy activity for children!
As you prepare for this task… you’ll also need to consider the cleanup!
Pick a place at a table, preferably on the floor that is smooth and hard. (Avoid carpet if you can.) It is also possible to have kids laid across the floor, and each use their own sheet of paper. Floor games are fantastic to improve the core stability of children.
Make use of any of the following under your project to make it easy to cleanup:
Table cover made of plastic
Smooth paper (as as big as you can)
Felt (the glitter will adhere to it)
If you have large sheets of newspaper or table covers, save the glitter to reuse it as often as you can. If that’s not possible then you can make use of an lint roller or microfiber disposable cloth.
Make sure to follow up with a moist cloth if necessary.
How to Use a Straw as well as Glue to create Glitter Art
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This glitter art project can be used by preschoolers and elementary school-aged kids.
You can print seasonal images for your children to outline using glue. Drawing an outline using glue is an excellent practice for integrating visual and motor skills! Children can also draw or make their own designs using glue.
Make sure you have extra tissues and straws nearby (in case they become soaked by saliva!)
To create an art-glitter project
Begin by having your kids apply the glue to the paper and draw a pattern.
Then, they pour the glitter in a thin line beneath the outline of glue.
Then make use of the straw to blow gently the glitter until it covers all the glue.
My daughter says that every time she goes to the store is “so satisfying” watching the glitter fly around and over the glue.
Encourage your children to blow the straw with care. Also, they must ensure that you keep their straw upright and off the paper/ glue.
Let them turn the tray or paper according to the need, covering the glue with glitter. It’s best to allow the projects to dry. After that, you clean off any glitter and then clean it up.
If an immediate clean-up is needed, ensure you ensure the glue doesn’t leak as you move the art piece.